Civil War Western Theater

The Western Theater of the American Civil War encompassed major military and naval operations in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as Louisiana east of the Mississippi River. (Operations on the coasts of the states, except for Mobile Bay, are considered part of the Lower Seaboard Theater.)

War on the Mississippi: Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West
Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864
The Fight for Chattanooga: Chickamauga to Missionary Ridge
Shiloh, 1862
Grant's Lieutenants: From Cairo to Vicksburg
Vicksburg Is the Key: The Struggle for the Mississippi River
Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg
Road to Shiloh: Early Battles in the West
The Vicksburg Campaign, March 29–May 18, 1863
Shiloh: Confederate High Tide in the Heartland
Vicksburg, 1863
No Better Place to Die: The Battle Of Stones River
The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi
The Struggle for Tennessee: Tupelo to Stones River

Fort Pillow proved to be a volatile arena of human emotions that easily got out of hand and, until the demand for violence had been satiated in blood, difficult to bring back under control, even for a force of nature as powerful as Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Brian Steel Wills, The River Was Dyed with Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest and Fort Pillow

Shelby Foote
When General Johnston had heard them out, he drew himself up in the saddle, leather creaking, and said quietly: “Gentlemen, we shall attack at daylight tomorrow.
Shelby Foote, Shiloh

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